bog iron ore


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bog iron ore:

see limonitelimonite
or brown hematite
, yellowish to dark brown mineral, a hydrated oxide of iron, FeO(OH)·nH2O, occurring commonly in deposits of secondary origin, i.e., those formed by the alteration of minerals containing iron.
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bog iron ore

[′bäg ¦ī·ərn ‚ȯr]
(mineralogy)
A soft, spongy, porous deposit of impure hydrous iron oxides formed in bogs, marshes, swamps, peat mosses, and shallow lakes by precipitation from iron-bearing waters and by the oxidation action of algae, iron bacteria, or the atmosphere. Also known as lake ore; limnite; marsh ore; meadow ore; morass ore; swamp ore.